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Resolute: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Oct 7, 2014 in Nonfiction | 1 comment

My heroes have aged as I have. When I was younger, I wanted heroes who were teenagers, young adults. I wanted heroes who were embarking on life for the first time. I loved protagonists in the midst of their first encounters with evil, with love, with hard choices. I had yet to struggle...

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Resolute: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

We’re all connected. The more we find out about human history, the more we realize we have always, always been connected to one another. Communities bound by trade and blood, scattered across the skin of a world that really doesn’t care if we live or die. We are nothing like the most...

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Resolute: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Aug 4, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

This issue is incredibly good. Apex is privileged to work with some of the most imaginative, most powerful creators in genre these days. “A User Guide to the Application of Gem–Flowers,” by Bogi Takács is exquisite. And poetry editor Elise Matthesen called Alvaro Zinos–Amaro’s...

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Resolute: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Jul 1, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

There are a lot of different ways to make a revolution. I’m pulling this from memory, and Google wasn’t helpful, so forgive my errors. But there’s a story I’ve heard, about the five men who meet on a road. The kingdom is repressive, and the men are fearful. One of them says, “We should...

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Resolute: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief

by on Jun 3, 2014 in Nonfiction | 0 comments

A reviewer recently pointed out that these little introductory essays of mine are a bit strained as to theme. That I seem to stretch a point to unite all the disparate elements in an issue under one guiding umbrella, to completely mix my metaphors. Well, this issue? Doesn’t really have a...

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